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The amount that the carrying value was increased by net earnings was more than offset by the dividends received (page 102):

The carrying value of our investment at both December 31, 2019 and 2018 was approximately $13.8 billion.

We recorded equity method earnings of $493 million in 2019

We received dividends on the common stock of $521 million in 2019



$13.8 billion + $493 million - $521 million = $14.1 billion


Not sure why it's $13.8 billion in both years and not $13.8 in 2018 and $14.1 in 2019, but this explains most of your question, I think.


Mike
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